Saturday, December 31, 2011

C'mon, 2012! Show me what you got!

New Year's Eve, and we're thon-ning it tonight with The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The Hubs is getting the grill all fired up for tonight's dinner, and he's wearing his brand-spankin' new apron.


Here's to a brand new year, and remember, walk without rhythm, and you won't attract the worm.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I underestimated the pet hotel industry.

I've been on the phone half the morning, desperately trying to find a reasonably-priced pet hotel for our little Luna, the spazz. The Hubs and I have been seriously contemplating taking her with us to San Francisco for the Christmas holiday. Ugh. No offense, little girl, but you're clingy-er than Rose Tyler. I have the claw marks on my thighs to prove it!

She be perchin'...


...and I be nommin'.

No, not really. Her belly is made of soft and warm, and I my kitty!belly fix almost all the time. Stop looking at me like that.
Did manage to get her a reservation at PetSmart's pet hotel in Dallas, where our flight home is taking off from, but as soon as I texted Will the good news, he texted back saying that his pal Brady might be able to take Luna in for free, he just needs to talk to his missus. We'll see.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Nerd!Weekend

Skyrim and Star Wars:The Old Republic. The Man has been very busy for the past three nights, freakin' four day weekend and all.
Here he is, clapping delightedly at the opening cinematics.

And then he discovered that everyone logged onto the same server, causing a slight delay. For a couple of hours. He took a nap, woke up, and waited some more.

He finally crawled into bed at around five-thirty in the morning.

And here he is at 8am.

That very same morning, I picked up my copy of Lego Harry Potter:Years 5-7.

The shirt came with the game.

And here's me with my pissed-off!face when Will decided to get on 2nd Player mode and intrude on my groove. He swore that he just wanted to play along, but I still haven't forgotten the last time we played Lego Star Wars together when he spent most of the time trying to knock my character into pieces..

See the shirt? And my face? I'm not messing around.

I ran two miles yesterday morning, just so I can say, "No, I didn't spend all day playing Lego Harry Potter! Shut up!"

Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday Night Viewing: Ichi



At first I thought this was a straight-up re-imagining of the classic Japanese tale of Zatoichi the Blindswordman, with Zatoichi reimagined as a woman. But with the title character now being a young, wandering blind female with serious skillz with a shamisen and a sharp sword comes the pesky angst-riddled background and emotional bruhaha that never ever plagued the original Zatoichi. Oh, and they gave her a love interest too. Meh.

While I'm washing the dishes, I'm bitching and moaning over a particular scene where Ichi is getting her butt kicked by the evil Phantom of the Opera-esque villian with a sentient Eyebrow of Evilness. "What?! Dang it, would the original Blindswordsman let himself get whupped like that?"
"Never!" cries my slightly-drunk husband. (four beers in. that's how badly he wanted it to end) I tell him that's what happens when you give the heroine a love interest. And Xena's soundtrack.

Pretty Japanese countryside though, and Ichi's battle scenes are okay. I think I'll rent the original Zatoichi movies. I especially liked the one with Takeshi Kitano in the title role.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Icee and taco flavored upchuck.

See this line? This is the line for Six Flags' freakin' FlashPass, the golden ticket for getting on the rides faster than everyone else. Although not as monsterous as the horde gathered at the front gates of the park, it was a big ole pain in the ass to be in because the FlashPass training room (yes, a training room for using your freakin' FlashPass!) only requires one person out of your posse of friends to attend the five minute session and pick up the wristbands.

But the 20-30 minute wait was worth it. The Dude suprised me by upgraded up to Platinum, baby!


With the FlashPass, you get to bypass the regular line for rides and head to the front of ride platform. I admit that I felt uncomfortable skipping past all the other people waiting for maybe an hour (or two) to ride the rollercoasters. Will said a hoochie teenager glared at him one time. I stopped feeling guilty when he told me that the Platinum pass allowed us to ride twice.

See this awesome thing? The Tatsu. Twice, baby! Like this! After two goes, as the ride was slowly pulling back into the platform, I told Will, "Dangle! Just dangle in you seat like we're passed out!" Which we did to be funny.

Now this was the ride Will really had a boner for. Apparently, there's only two of The X2 rides in existence, the other one being in Japan. It's five dimensional. Yeah. All I can tell you is that we had good seats (at the back, or was it the front?) and Will was laughing throughout the whole thing. There was even a moment when there was an alley of fire, and he cried, "Omigod, I felt that!".


Early in the afternoon, we unwittingly got on a water ride, even though we both swore that we weren't going to do anything waterrides. Our little raft thingy already had a bit of water sloshing around in it, and I tried valiantly to keep my Converse sneeks as dry as I could by sitting behind Will and propping my feet up against the inside of the raft. No, it didn't help at all.

Will walked away with a soaked bottom...

...and I walked away with soaked jeans, shoes and socks Utterly soaked. Ugh.

Squish, squish, squish. All day.

Thanks to the Platinum FlashPass, we got to go on all the major thrill rides except for two, without waiting even two minutes. It was a splurge, but very worth it, being our last Hurrah! in California before our long roadtrip to Texas.

Will won that lil' blue thing for me. That Icee cup will be the death me.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Change of scenery.

TEXAS!  I'm in TEXAS!  Check back with you when I'm all done setting up the nest. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Thanks, Mom.

There's nothing more brutal than your mom asking you right off the bat if you're pregnant, then exclaiming that you've gained weight after you've told her that you're not.  In front of your Man (who will never tell you that you're fat if he values his husbandly right to touch your boobies), at her place of work.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

I'm pretty. My Mom told me so.

Thank Garden's Seat, today is my Friday. I just had my first airhead!student of the day; she lost her ID (get a new one, missy!), didn't know the name of her class, didn't know what department it was in, and could only tell me what floor it was on. Fifth week, people! And she's this pretty young trendy thing too. Honestly, how did ya'll graduate high school?
Remember back in '93, '94-ish, when brown lipstick was all the rage? Well, I got nostalgic while I was in Walgreens on my lunch break, perusing the Revlon aisle, and found the shade from my high school years, Toast of New York. Actually, my shade was Covergirl's Toasted Almond, which was more red than brown but dark enough to resemble Toast of New York. But that particular Revlon shade was the most popular with the cool chicas at my school during that time. Anywhoo, out of nostalgic sentiment, I ended up buying the lipstick. Walgreens is having a sale and all the other shades on the rack are $2 off while this one shade isn't! Yes ma'am, I am retarded with money.
Anyway, I was tasting buyer's remorse on the walk back to my workplace. Up in the Ladies' Room, I applied it, and found that 1.) the color isn't as brown as I remembered it was back in high school, and 2.) this rediscovered shade of lipstick isn't so bad. Not so brown, but more warm red with dash of honey. My complexion is medium, and I've been looking for a warm red lipstick ever since I struck out with another Revlon shade, an intense blueish-red that's perfect if you're fair-skinned and looking to achieve that Dita Von Teese burlesque vamp look, not a regular gal with Southeast Asian skin, who just wants to look put together. I feel put together with this shade, like a grown up. Mwah!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I will never be a graceful swan.

I'm pretty sure Tracey Mallet wants to hurt me.  My left calf now feels like it's on the verge of seizing up whenever I point my toes out.

It's all do-able in the beginning, but as soon as you get your pointe on...






Sunday, September 25, 2011

My Weekend in brief.

I is not the best blogger, but I is trying, so blehhhhhhhhhhh!

Anywhoo, Saturday I got to spend a few precious hours with my younger sis, Evita.  When all the nice eateries on Cole St. were full, we ventured out onto Haight St. and settled on the Citrus Club.  Best garlic beef and shitake mushroom noodles ever!

It was a nice, San Francisco-blustery day, which I found that I had missed after a week and a half of constant sunshine and heat.

Really feels like autumn on Cole Street. 




Sunday, after Mass with Mom (she had insisted that I babysit her Saturday night) and seeing her off, I went to my favorite museum in the city to check out two special exhibits.

 Unfortunately, you can't photograph special exhibits.

Foggaaaay!

Obligatory self-shot.  I'm an attentionwhore.




Sunday, September 18, 2011

Weekend in brief

Best wedges ever. They lasted the entire night and didn't murder my feet at all.


Best dress ever, (that's Daniel sitting on the floor with his laptop.)


Best wedding party gals ever.


Sunday, August 28, 2011

JPoP Summit Festival in SF.

After a running a few quick errands downtown (new socks, new light-weight cardigan, much-needed new undies from PINK), I jumped on the bus towards Japantown's J-Pop Summit. I left before the main festivities because I got hungry but didn't have cash for the food trucks parked outside. Mmmmm...sushi boat....



She might be the actress who played Usagi/Sailor Moon in the live action film, or just a really cute cosplayer, I dunno. A lot of gals wanted a photo with her, and little children wanted her autograph.



Clothing design competition with Japanese designer H. Naoto as one of the judges.



I wanted to go up to the window and ask, "What can I get for $5?", cuz that's all the cash I had on me.




There were a lot of booths that catered to the Lolita Goths. Not really my bag, but I love seeing girls dress up.


Now this is what I'm talkin' about! That's a sweet Vegeta action figure



Hmmm...a cutesy-wootsey shojo version of Beck:Mongolian Chop Squad? Ugh.


Lots of Love all around!


Friday, August 19, 2011

Meals On Wheels

Will arrived at Fort Hood late Monday night! He isn't going on leave until October though, so he can't stray too far away. S'alright, because I'm spending Labor Day Weekend in Austin, TX with him! Can I get a Woot!!!

I had way too much time on my hands after my doctor's appointment this morning, so I decided to take care of some big girl business, like getting my name changed on my SS. I managed to snap some pics while cutting through Civic Center.


Pretty food trucks...hold up! That white one on the waaaay right!

 
HOLY CRAYOLAS!!! LET ME AT THAT S@&$T!!! GET OUT OF THE EFFIN' WAY, YOU PEONS!!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Ugh! Gotta get away from the music sometimes.

Don't get me wrong, I love the Outside Lands. I love being able to hear the concerts from my house. What I don't love is stepping out the front door and being greeted by the smell of alcohol and the sight of plastic cups and beer bottles on the sidewalk. Did I mention the ticket scaplers on the corner of my street, or the occasional group of sullen young things lounging on someone's lawn?
I decided to talk a stroll, to get as far away from the park without going beyond Geary St.  I got as far as Anza St. and just walked towards Sutro Heights, an area I had never explored in my four years of living in Outer Richmond.


Sutro Heights was named after Adolph Sutro, who was responsible for the Sutro Baths, the Cliff House, and other estates. This pic was taken on the spot where there once was a glass conservatory full of flowers and plants, and on the outside a sprawling lawn with a meticulously kept carpet of flowers. The area is now just a park.


There is also an observation deck overlooking Ocean Beach. Back then, it was part of a larger structure, complete with beautiful sculptures. Now all that's left is the deck and this great view.

The view kinda makes me not want to move to Texas with Will.

It goes on and on and on...



The Great Highway.



It's been a while since SF has seen this much sunshine, especially on the coast where for the longest time, the fog ruled like a soggy wet blanket. It's nice to see the weekend this bright again.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Getting my craft on.

I think I can make a lot more of these babies.  I hope.  Maybe.

Origami Lily.  Craptastical effort.  Meh.

I did a better job with this chrysanthemum.  It's really easier to fold than to pronounce.

Purdy Camellia.

My workspace is going to be festooned with origami flowers by the end of next week.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Nerd Love

Why does this turn me on?
I mean, as a big fan of River Song, I should be distressed to see her wearing the same eyepatch as the dastardly Madame Kovarian, but there's something alluring in her smug expression that just enthralls me.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

This month, back in 2007.

I moved out of the house where I had been living with my Mom, sis, aunt and uncle because I was getting really tired of the lack of personal space, and I wanted to live in a home that I could welcome pals into.

Oh, and I was at the most awesome concert EVER!  Nothing will ever top that night. 

PS: Not my video. I don't know who the heck the people in the video are. They just happen to be in the exact same row that me, the Man, my sister and her pal Maki were in.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th-O-July!!!

Oh my freakin' thighs. I hate biking up anything that gives me any kind of resistance! I know that it's good for me, but owwieeeeeeeeeee...

Got my George Foreman grill out, my lean meats defrosted and ready to go. Celebrating solo (surprise, surprise) but I ain't bovvered, cuz I have an entire park waiting for me out there, and for later, The Lord of the Rings trilogy on DVD. Hurrah Independence! LoL.

Hey, it's a Monday, and I'm not at work! Give me a break.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The days are just packed!

Everybody setting up their grills and pic-a-nic tables and blankies at the park.


I only have a George Foreman grill, a cute, lil' single-gal model.  Not park appropriate.


Is it weird that I found the smell of lighter fluid and charcoal briquettes...appetizing?


Will do a bit of George Foreman grilling at home before heading out to the park again tomorrow and picnic solo.  Picnic at the park on a Monday, I love it!

Obligatory self-shot of moi.